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WorldIran's Revolutionary Guards say they captured British oil tanker - Iran state tv

21:45  19 july  2019
21:45  19 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

British capture of Iranian tanker won't go 'unanswered': officer

British capture of Iranian tanker won't go 'unanswered': officer British capture of Iranian tanker won't go 'unanswered': officer

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they captured British oil tanker - Iran state tv © Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images HORMUZ ISLAND, IRAN - MAY 2, 2017: From a remote beach front two oil tankers are seen at a distance in the waters of Strait of Hormuz on May 2, 2017 in Hormuz Island, Iran. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)

DUBAI - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they have captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television reported on Friday.

The IRGC seized the tanker at the request of the maritime authorities in the Iranian province of Hormozgan for "not following international maritime regulations," state television cited an IRGC statement as saying.

The tanker was taken to a coastal area and turned over to the authorities to take the necessary legal steps, state television said.

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

Britain's seizure of Iranian oil tanker was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain- Iran president.
Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, according to the official presidency website. © Photo by Iranian Presidency / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images TEHRAN, IRAN - JULY 23: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - "IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-----) President of Iran Hassan Rouhani attends a programme held at Center for Combating Commodities and Foreign Exchange Smuggling in Tehran, Iran on July 23, 2019.

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